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Man vs Wild - Series 5 (2008)
Born Survivor: Bear Grylls, also called Man vs. Wild or Ultimate Survival, is a survival television series hosted by Bear Grylls, on the Discovery Channel in the United States, Canada, India, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand,Spain, Australia, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary and Russia. In the United Kingdom, the series is shown on both the Discovery Channel and on Channel 4. The series is produced by British television production company Diverse Bristol. The show was first broadcast on November 10, 2006 after airing a pilot episode titled The Rockies on October 27, 2006.
In the show, Grylls both demonstrates and narrates techniques for wilderness survival in regions around the globe, from ice fields and mountain ranges to swamps and deserts. The general format of each episode is that Grylls is dropped into the region simulating a stranded explorer/tourist. The episode documents his efforts to survive and find a way back to civilization, usually requiring an overnight shelter of some kind. Bear also tells about successful and failed survivals in the particular area he is in.
The program has shown him eating raw meat and live fish, staving off hypothermia, and drinking the fluids of elephant feces and his own urine for hydration. In advertisements for Season Two of Man vs. Wild, Grylls is shown eating an enormous grub while the announcer states, "Does Bear Grylls really need to do these things? No, but you might."
Given the premise that Grylls completes the episodes unaided, the amount of help Grylls receives off camera and during filming the show has been debated, and attracted press and viewer comment. In the pilot episode, Grylls was made to wear a concealed lifejacket for one scene for health and safety reasons. For subsequent shows he has insisted all sequences be performed his way.
In April 2008, Grylls and Discovery released a book that includes survival tips from the TV show.
Episode 1 - Baja Desert
Originally aired: 6th August 2008
Location: Baja Peninsula, Mexico
Bear Grylls is in Baja, Mexico. He tackles overwhelming odds to survive the challenges of the desert. The biggest threat to his survival comes from a bee sting that swells his eyes closed. Half blinded he battles a deadly diamond-back rattlesnake.
Episode 2 - The Deep South
Originally aired: 27th August 2008
Location: Louisiana, United States
Bear Grylls tackles the deadly swamps of the Deep South. He dodges alligator attacks, tangles with venomous snakes and uses his ingenuity to hook a catfish with his bare hands. He also follows the trail of destruction caused by hurricane Katrina.
Episode 3 - Ireland
Originally aired: 3rd September 2008
Location: Republic of Ireland
Bear Grylls survives the rugged West Coast of Ireland where he has to scale 2000ft high sea cliffs. Bear gets stuck in a peat bog retrieving a dead sheep for food and risks hypothermia when he's washed out of his shelter overnight by a rainstorm.
Episode 4 - South Dakota
Originally aired: 10th September 2008
Location: South Dakota, United States
Bear heads out into the unknown wilderness areas of South Dakota such as the Badlands and the Great Plains.
Episode 5 - Bear's Essentials
Originally aired: 17th September 2008
Bear recaps the best ways to survive in a number of different scenarios. He highlights how to traverse dangerous terrain, fight deadly predators, and find food and water sources where none are apparent.
All episodes are capped from the Discovery HD channel and ecoded to roughly the following XviD specifications:
=== File Information ===
File Name: Man.vs.Wild.S05E02.The.Deep.South.HDTV.XviD-GNARLY.avi
Duration: 00:43:33 (78,316 fr)
File Size: 350 MB (or 358,540 KB or 367,144,960 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 990 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.150 bits/pixel
Resolution: 624x352 (1.77:1) [=39:22]
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 125 kb/s (62/ch, stereo) VBR
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